Lavender Tea Cake Recipe


Lavender Tea Cake Recipe Submitted by Julie

Perfect for sharing over an afternoon tea! It has a wonderful, light texture and very fresh taste.

Ingredients for Lavender Tea Cake:

  • 180ml milk
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh lavender
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 250g plain flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Method for Lavender Tea Cake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 170 C / Gas mark 3. Grease and flour a 23 x 13cm loaf tin.
  2. Combine the milk and lavender in a small saucepan over medium heat. Heat to a simmer, then remove from heat, and allow to cool slightly.
  3. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg until the mixture is light and fluffy. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; stir into the creamed mixture alternately with the milk and lavender until just blended. Pour into the prepared tin.
  4. Bake for 50 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a skewer inserted into the crown of the loaf comes out clean. Cool in the tin on a wire rack.
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